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BIRMINGHAM Design of the Times The finest moments of British art direction. To end of April. The Triangle, Aston University, Aston Triangle, B4 (021-359 3579)

GLASGOW Red Women on the Silver Screen or 'Gender Representation in Soviet Cinema': Aleksandr Askoldov's The Commissar and Peter Todrovsky's Intergirl. 16 Apr, Film Theatre, 12 Rose St, G3 (041-332 6535)

IPSWICH Recent Irish cinema Neil Jordan's engaging thriller The Crying Game (15-17 April) and Pat Murphy's Anne Devlin (19-21 April). Film Theatre, The Corn Exchange, King St, IP1 (0473-215544)

LEICESTER Irish Festival Alan Parker's The Commitments (tonight), Richard Harris in Jim Sheridan's The Field (17 Apr) and Mike Newell's Into The West (18 Apr). Phoenix Arts, 11 Newarke St, LE1 (0533 554854)


Greats, Near-Greats and Ingrates A season of Richard Fleischer films. Highlights: 10 Rillington Place (15 Apr) and Mia Farrow in Blind Terror (30 Apr). Screening of Soylent Green (19 Apr) precedes an interview with Fleischer. NFT, South Bank, SE1 (928 3232)

Little Buddha Bertolucci's new film, starring Keanu Reeves, and an interview with producer Jeremy Thomas. NFT, as above

New Spanish Cinema Including The Mad Monkey (17 Apr), Almodovar's Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (21 Apr) and The Quince Tree Sun (26 Apr). NFT, as above

Nicaraguan Solidarity Campaign Mario Novaro's Danzon plus refreshments, stalls and music (24 Apr). Phoenix Cinema, High Rd, East Finchley, N2 (081-883 2233)

Romeo Is Bleeding Tonight only, a preview of Peter Medak's new thriller, starring Gary Oldman and Juliette Lewis. NFT, as above

Secrets of the Body This week: Liberty's Lock-Up (tonight), featuring work by Jean Genet, Kenneth Anger and George Kuchar, and The Remembering Body (21 Apr). Co-op, 42 Gloucester Ave, NW1 (586 8516)

Wide Open Spaces Celebrating the CinemaScope Western: Nicholas Ray's The James Brothers (tonight), John Sturges's The Law and Jake Wade (18 Apr) and Sam Fuller's Forty Guns (20 Apr). NFT, as above


April in Paris Focusing on French cinema. Includes Eric Rochant's A World Without Pity and Autobus (17 Apr), plus Kieslowski's Three Colours: Blue with Claude Sautet's Un Coeur En Hiver (24 Apr). Tyneside Cinema, 10 Pilgrim St, NE1 (091-232 1507)

Family Viewing Films about families: Ann Turner's Australian oddity Celia (17 Apr); Atom Egoyan's bizarre comedy Family Viewing (19 Apr). Tyneside Cinema, as above

NORWICH Two Sides of the Dragon A course on the role of women in Chinese films and the popularity of action and fantasy films in Hong Kong. Enrolment gets free entry to Farewell My Concubine, Red Sorghum, Chinese Ghost Story and Peking Opera Blues. Norfolk Institute of Art & Design, St George's St, NR2 (0603-622047)